Monday, January 28, 2013

My first 5X7

I took some pictures of the setting moon yesterday.  They fall short of the actual scene.  I need to either learn better photography or play with it in Photoshop to fix the round, white dot that does not resemble the beautiful moon I saw!

 I used this photo as inspiration for my fiber art.  I've been a longtime admirer of Monika Kinner-Whalen's work.  I'd love to take a class from her.  True, I didn't spend a great deal of time on this.  Maybe I'll keep trying until I'm more satisfied with the results.
I cropped my finishing zig-zag out of this picture.  I didn't care for the rainbow colors--too distracting...but I can trim it off and do a different finish.  It's all about the practice of art and working out solutions.

And here is a morning sunrise picture--it had been a while since we had a colorful morning.  "Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning."  Wind warning for sure, as it's blowing like crazy out there!


Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Hilda, I love your piece. It's very difficult to get a good moon photo, unless you have an incredibly large lens. I took a whole series of moon eclipse photos in the middle of the night when I was in Panama one year with a 300mm lens and tripod, and they still didn't come out that well. That said, I feel your art piece really captures the feeling. The one suggestion is for you to do a "pillowcase facing finish", which would leave your end product looking more like your cropped photo. Congratulations and I'd love to have this posted on the Flickr site!

Misha said...

Love the little piece of artwork, Hilda! I like Christina's idea however since this one is already past the point of doing that maybe just a simple single fold binding could be put over the zig zags...or perhaps a Pigma pen in dark blue or black could be used over the thread?